Did you know that amazing, delicious foods such as apricots and mangoes can help you to have healthy female hormonal balance? Keeping your ovaries and adrenal glands healthy is essential for the production of your female hormones, estrogen and progesterone.
One of the key nutrients for ovarian and adrenal health is beta-carotene. Foods containing this important nutrient should figure prominently in your diet for optimal female health and wellness.
Beta-carotene is the plant-based precursor to vitamin A. It helps to protect us from conditions related to estrogen dominance, including breast cysts, heavy menstrual bleeding and ovarian cancer. In fact, a study from the International Journal of Cancer found that high carotenoid intake strongly decreases a woman’s risk for ovarian cancer.
It is also needed for eye health and good vision, strong immunity and healthy skin and mucous membranes. It is also an antioxidant and protects our cells from environmental wear and tear and accelerated aging.
Great sources of beta-carotene rich foods include apricots, papayas, mangoes, pink grapefruit, carrots, pumpkins, sweet red peppers, papayas, apricots, kale, collards, romaine lettuce, spinach and dandelion greens.
You can also take 5,000-20,000 per day of beta carotene as a supplement. Love, Dr. Susan